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Grief in a Pandemic: An education series

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Free

What is grief and loss? Learn self-Care strategies to support our grieving hearts.

In this virtual interactive 3-part series for seniors and caregivers, Kelly Broadhurst and Pranita Murphy from the Dorothy Ley Hospice will discuss topics relative to grief as we are presently experiencing it during the pandemic. In each interactive session, Kelly will offer a grief education discussion, followed by Pranita leading us in an experiential activity that will offer strategies for self-care supporting your mind and body.

Sessions will take place virtually on the following days:

Part 1: Tuesday, April 27th, 10:30am – 11:30am.
Part 2: Tuesday, May 4th, 10:30am – 11:30am.
Part 3: Tuesday, May 11th, 10:30am – 11:30am.

Registration required by April 23rd.

Contact Swarnali at ESS at schakraborty@esssupportservices.ca or 416-243-0127 ext 232.

 

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For more information on what will be covered during this series, please see below or download the flyer.

Part 1: What is Grief and How Can We Care for Ourselves Within It?
We will learn about what grief is exactly, and what it isn’t. We will work to debunk some of the common myths that surround grief learn how opening up the conversation without feeling the need to “fix” anything can support
yourself and others in grief. We will then learn the practice of self-massage to support your mind-body connection.

Part 2: How Grief Manifests and Self-Care Strategies To Support Our Grieving Hearts
We will explore all the different ways grief can manifest, across all the various ways we know of being in the world. We will also investigate how we are seeing grief arise in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will then experiment with the practice of stream-of-consciousness journaling.

Part 3: Open-forum
We want to hear from you! Join us for an open-forum discussion on the topics covered. Bring any questions you have for Kelly and Pranita about the educational material, the mind-body exercises and your experience. We will then guide you through a body scan to facilitate relaxation.